2022 Conference

Savannah, GA. | September 19 – 21

Collaborate | Advocate | Educate

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2022 Conference Agenda

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Sunday September 18

 

4:30 – 6:30 am Board Meeting Board
7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner TBD
Monday September 19

 

7:00 – 8:15 Breakfast
Registration
8:30 – 8:45 NATSA Welcome Millard
8:45 – 9:30 Welcome to Georgia! Visit Savannah, Kim Webster Georgia Motor Transportaion Association, Nathan Goolsby
9:30 – 10:00 Business Meeting Opens Millard
Accept Candidates
Secretary Report Casey Bullard, 2290Tax
10:00 – 10:30 Network Break available to sponsor
10:30 – 10:45 Treasurer Report Jackie Polk, Lee Trans Services
Budget Vote
10:45 – 12:00 Committee Reports
Marketing Barry Oberg, VLC & WSI
Membership Ray Proctor
JAC Casey & Jackie
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Sponsored by VLC
1:30 – 3:00 IFTA Ipdates Carmen Martorana, IFTA
IRP Updates Jeff Hood, IRP
3:00 – 3:30 Network Break available to sponsor
3:30 – 3:45 Sponsor Moment DISA
3:45 – 4:30 legal challenges and issues common to the transportation industry topic TBD Scopelitis, Ron Morelock
4:30 – 4:45 Sponsor Moment 2290Tax
4:45 – 5:00 Candidate Moments each candidate introduce themselves & give a short bio
5:30 – 7:30 Reception NATSA Sponsored hors d’oeuvres; drinks via hotel reception

 

Tuesday September 20

 

7:00 – 8:20 Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Re-open Business Meeting Millard
Conduct Voting
8:45 – 9:55 Bonding requirements; Out of state titling; lease titling; GA IPR review; top audit issues; new account FAQ Matthew Bowles, National Fleet Svcs./Transportaion Tax Consulting LLC Daisy Rangel, Mgr. National Fleet Svcs. Delkin Gates – Georgia IRP/IFTA
9:55 – 10:00 Close Voting
10:00 – 10:30 Network Break available to sponsor
10:30 – 12:00 Trucking Today…Less Common Encounters moderated discussion – leader TBD
-Emissions
-off road taxes, WMT, NY HUT, NM one way, MA toll, etc.
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Sponsored by DISA
1:30 – 2:15 Eastern Transportation Coalition – MBUF Nancy Cordone, eRoad
2:15 – 2:45 Importance of Collaboration Charles Ledig, Penske
2:45 – 3:00 Sponsor Moment VLC
3:00 – 3:30 Network Break available to sponsor
3:30 – 4:30 Building Business Knowledge
What is a 401K and do I need one? Nathan Anderson, Fisher Investments
Social Media for Business SCAD – Savannah College of Art & Design
4:30 – 4:40 Announce voting results Millard
Evening Group Outing ghost tour?
Wednesday September 21

 

7:00 – 8:20 Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 Table Topics – breakout groups moderated session- Margie Hughes, Comdata
-Mandates
-O/O Issues
-NY Hut & Permit Audit Process
10:00 – 11:00 Recordkeeping moderated discussion
 -requirements, reports available from varioius systems (from workshop presentation)
 – issues/problems/challenges
-customer education ideas
11:00 – 11:45 Town Hall Millard
Wrap-up
Announce 2023 location Margie
Committee Networking
-committee chairs available for questions
– encourage joining committees
2:00 

Possible Port Tour

Savannah is fastest growing US port

Outside Brands can provide a tour if there’s interest

 

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Non-member – $500

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be made in writing and addressed to a Board Member or conference planner. Room size, meal prices, room rates, speaker commitments, tours, etc. are all based upon numbers of people attending. Cancellations greatly affect these contracted commitments and minimums. Any attendance cancellation should be communicated as soon as possible. Refunds are provided only for those persons having paid the registration fees in advance and have provided written notice of their cancellation thirty (30) working days in advance of the meeting.

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Famous Savannah Squares

Why Savannah?

With its rich history, mild weather and diverse venues, Savannah, Georgia, is the perfect spot to host your next meeting, incentive trip, convention or event. The city overflows with unique attractions, historic sites and some of the best food in the South. Here are the top 10 reasons to host your next event in Savannah.

Location

No matter where you’re coming from or how you arrive, you will find it’s easy to get to Savannah. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is only 15 miles from the city center and served by many major airlines, including Delta, Jet Blue, United Airlines, Southwest and Air Canada. Frontier Airlines just introduced new routes from Denver and Philadelphia. And if your guests are traveling from South Florida, they can hop on one of American Airlines’ new daily flights from Miami. The city is also easily accessible by major highways, like Interstate 95 and I-16, and has direct daily rail connections to New York and Miami. Once you arrive, you’ll see Savannah is easy to navigate by foot and local transportation. Of course, the Visit Savannah team is also happy to help arrange bus and car transfers to restaurants and off-site activities for you.

Venues

Savannah’s unique venues are ready to accommodate events of all sizes. The Savannah Convention Center is situated on the Savannah River and offers fantastic waterfront views as well as plenty of space. There’s a 100,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, a 25,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, a 376-seat auditorium and 21 rooms that can be customized for breakout sessions. When combined with other facilities, like Savannah Civic Center and Coastal Georgia Center, as well as all of Savannah’s restaurants and off-site offerings, the whole city is your group’s playground. All of the venues and meeting spaces, from the riverside terraces to the rooftop ballrooms, feature the technology you need to have a remarkable event including Wi-Fi and audio/visual capabilities.

Hotels

A good night’s sleep is essential to having a productive event.  With a variety of hotels and motels, historic inns and even a few haunted hotels to suit any budget and any size group, your attendees will be spoiled staying downtown. Many of Savannah’s hotels feature amenities that go above and beyond continental breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. Check out Savannah’s hotels herefor hotels-motels.

Savannah Safe

The Savannah community has come together to create the Savannah Safe Initiative, a commitment to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with cleaning and disinfecting protocols to help ensure the health and safety of everyone in our places of business. Over 600+ Savannah area businesses, including the Savannah Convention Center, have taken the pledge and are enforcing new cleanliness and safety measures to keep their visitors and staff safe. Click herefor savannah-safe-information to learn more about the Savannah Safe initiative.

Off-Site Activities

When it’s time for teambuilding, Savannah is ready to help you host an event your attendees will never forget. Plan a themed party in any of the historic squares or aboard a riverboat cruise, or treat guests to a day at the ballpark. You can also plan a networking event among the historic planes and aircraft engines at The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the city has an array of activities for you to enjoy in the fresh Savannah air. Host a group fishing or kayaking excursion, or treat your team to some of the finest golf in the state. Your group will never run out of things to do in Savannah.

The Team

Visit Savannah is ready to welcome you with open arms. Once you pick your favorite venues, our experienced team is here to help you plan every detail of your event, from providing visitor guides and arranging activities to offering large groups their own hotel reservation portal. Savannah’s unique “Show Us Your Badge” program empowers you to save big while exploring the shops, sites and restaurants in the Historic District. The team will go above and beyond to help you host a memorable event.  

History

Savannah is considered America’s first planned city. After General James Oglethorpe arrived in 1733, he designed the city around a series of grids allowing for wide streets and public squares. Of Savannah’s 24 original squares, 22 squares still exist today and are ready for exploring and people-watching. Other historic sites include Bonaventure Cemetery, made famous by John Berendt’s novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the Clint Eastwood-directed film that followed it. Arrange a tour of this centuries-old cemetery, or visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, where the founder of Girl Scouts was born. Other fascinating historic sites include Congregation Mickve Israel, the third-oldest Jewish congregation in America, and The Pirates’ House, which is said to have inspired the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island.

The Weather

Thanks to the mild temperatures and the city’s southern orientation, Savannah’s weather is great year-round. While the rest of the country is shivering and shoveling snow, Savannah enjoys average winter highs in the 60s and 70s, and nighttime lows rarely drop below freezing. And while other Southern cities suffer from humidity, Savannah’s coastal breeze is refreshing during the summer.

Culture

All that history makes Savannah a unique city in the South, creating an environment ripe for artists, performers and musicians. Treat your group to a night of jazz, classical or alt-rock music at one of the live music venues in the Downtown Design District, or time your meeting with a local event like the Savannah Film Festival in the fall or the Savannah Music Festival in early spring. There’s also always something new to see at Jepson Center for the Arts and at the fine art galleries of City Market.

Hospitality

No matter where you go, what you see or who you meet, you’ll be treated to the Southern charm that has made this city a destination for travelers from around the world. From the moment you start planning your event to the closing night festivities, you and your attendees will be the city’s honored guests. Count on Visit Savannah to make your next meeting, conference or event a huge success.

2021 Theme | Power of Partnerships and Building from Within

After a long and unexpected break from our normal gatherings, the NATSA board made the 2021 Conference happen. As with all of our get togethers, the NATSA Conference offered a fun yet educational opportunity for collaboration and networking among our transportation professionals. We thank our sponsors, 2290Tax, GW Connect, Comdata, ProMiles, TripDAWG, and Custom Permits, Inc. for their support and contribution.

We began our Conference with an opening address from our President, Millard Kewanyama. In addition to handling committee business (education, membership, marketing, and JAC updates), we heard from the following speakers:

• Nebraska Trucking Association
• A Jurisdictional Representative
• Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director of The Kim Foundation, on the Effects of Isolation & Moving Forward Positively
• Nebraska Law Enforcement
• Local FMSCSA representative
• Joe Mazzuca, on the resolution of notices issue from last year

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